Geoffrey G. Slaughter will be sworn as an Indiana Supreme Court justice next week, the court announced Tuesday. Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush will administer the oath of office Monday in a brief, private ceremony, which will allow Slaughter, formerly a partner with Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, to begin deciding cases and handling administrative matters with his colleagues.
Gov. Mike Pence appointed Slaughter to the court May 9. Slaughter will hear his first oral argument June 23. His ceremonial state investiture, where Pence will administer the oath of office publicly, will take place August 11 in the Supreme Court Courtroom at 1 p.m. The ceremony will be webcast live at courts.in.gov.
Slaughter succeeds Justice Brent E. Dickson, who retired from the Court in April after 30 years as a justice. Slaughter is the 109th Indiana Supreme Court justice.